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Real Estate Commission

Created in 1951, The Tennessee Real Estate Commission licenses, registers and regulates real estate brokers and affiliate brokers, real estate firms, rental location agents, time-share salespersons and developments, vacation clubs and vacation lodging services.

The Commission also enacts rules addressing professional conduct and standards of practice.

The mission of the Tennessee Real Estate Commission is to protect the public through establishment and administration of minimum requirements for candidates and licensees, effective professional education of licensees and enforcement of professional conduct.

The Tennessee Real Estate Commission (TREC) is monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19 and its impact. We have created this page as a central location for news and information geared towards applicants, licensees and firms. TREC remains fully operational and can be reached by email or phone during normal business hours.

Licensee Updates and Resources

Governor’s Office COVID-19 Updates

PSI Exams https://candidate.psiexams.com/

Governor Lee’s Executive Order No. 15

Governor Lee's Executive Order No. 36

Governor Lee's Executive Order No. 50

Governor Lee's Executive Order No. 59

Identogo Fingerprinting COVID-19 Updates

Department of Labor Updates

License Renewals

In addition to Governor Lee’s Executive Order No. 15, No. 36, and No. 50 licensee’s expiring March 12, 2020 through September 30, 2020 have been granted an additional extension for continuing education per Governor Lee's Executive Order No. 59.

In order to make use of this extension, please email TREC at trec.renewals@tn.gov with your name, license number, and any issues you are having with your license renewal during this difficult time.

Here is a link to all approved education: Continued Education. Effective April 8, 2020, the Commission approved for all education providers to offer their classroom courses virtually.

Continuing Education (CE)

Effective April 8,2020, TREC approved licensed “classroom” courses to be offered virtually. This allowance will run concurrent with Governor Bill Lee’s Executive Order 15. Providers will be required to proctor the course to ensure students are logged in for the entirety of the course and engaged during the course. For more information, please visit our Education tab here.

National and State Exams  

PSI Test Center Closures

PSI began an official re-opening of test centers on May 1st, with most sites open by May 18th.  As of today, 172 of 187 US locations are now open.

PSI can be contacted directly at 855-340-3710.

Information regarding the safety and sanitation procedures at our test site can be found https://www.psionline.com/wp-content/uploads/psi-services-covid-19-faqs.pdf.

Non-Resident Licensee Continuing Education

In accordance with T.C.A. § 62-13-303(g) & (h), all licensees, including non-resident licensees, are required to submit sixteen (16) hours of real estate education as a requisite for re-issuance of their real estate license. 

T.C.A. § 62-13-303(g) states, 

Every two (2) years, as a requisite for the re-issuance of an affiliate brokers license originally issued on or after July 1, 1980, the affiliate broker shall furnish certification of satisfactory completion of sixteen (16) classroom hours in real estate courses at any school, college or university approved by the commission. 

T.C.A. § 62-13-303(h) states, in pertinent part, 

… Beginning with the license period immediately following the license period in which the licensee completes the one hundred twenty (120) hours of education specified in this subsection (h), the licensee of a broker's license originally issued after January 1, 2005, every two (2) years shall furnish certification of satisfactory completion of sixteen (16) classroom hours in real estate courses at any school, college or university approved by the commission as a requisite for the re-issuance of the license. 

On June 14, 2017, the Commission voted to grant a waiver of the continuing education requirements in T.C.A. § 62-13-303(g) & (h) above, for non-resident licensees whose license is due for renewal prior to September 1, 2017.   Starting September 1, 2017, if a non-resident licensee does not submit satisfactory completion of sixteen (16) hours in real estate courses approved by the Commission, the licensee’s real estate license will not be renewed.  If you have any questions, please contact TREC staff at TREC.info@tn.gov.

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